The letter to the Romans stands as the clearest and most systematic presentation of the Christian doctrine in all the Scriptures. Paul began by discussing that which is most easily observable in the world—the sinfulness of all humanity. All people have been condemned due to our rebellion against God. However, God in His grace offers us justification by faith in His Son, Jesus. When we are justified by God, we receive redemption, or salvation, because Christ’s blood covers our sin. But Paul made it clear that the believer’s pursuit of God doesn’t stop with salvation; it continues as each of us is sanctified—made holy—as we persist in following Him. We at VIVE call it "Bringing People to Life. The book of Romans gives a clear and logical map for the person who is lost in sin and wants to come home to a loving Heavenly Father.